Report for America Selects San Francisco Public Press as Host Newsroom

We are delighted to announce that Report for America has selected the San Francisco Public Press to host a reporter for two years as part of its national service program that places talented emerging journalists in local newsrooms to report on under-covered topics and communities.

Just over 50 newsrooms were selected this year to host new reporting corps positions and join an expanding network of newsrooms benefiting from the program’s support.

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“We have placed a bet on these newsrooms, that with our help they will become beacons of the whole industry,” said Kim Kleman, executive director of Report for America, in a statement announcing this year’s newsroom cohort. “They know the coverage they need to better serve their communities. With our help recruiting talented early-career journalists, paying part of their salary, and working with newsrooms to become more sustainable, we expect exciting results.”

We look forward to welcoming a Report for America corps member to our team this summer and expanding Public Press coverage of environmental health equity and corporate accountability in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Journalists interested in joining the Report for America corps are invited to apply here by Jan. 31. If you would like to be considered for the Public Press position, contact our team at [email protected] before you submit your application.

Report for America is an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, a nonprofit media organization, and is structured to harness the skills and idealism of an emerging group of journalists plus the creative spirit of local news organizations like ours.

Report for America delivers a wide range of benefits to its corps members. Beyond paying up to half of the journalists’ salaries, it provides ongoing training and mentorship by leading journalists, peer networking and memberships to select professional organizations.

We will soon launch a fundraising campaign to cover the balance of the salary for our Report for America reporting corps staffer. Please consider supporting this vital mission to preserve local news.

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